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This recruitment is essential to maintain operations and fulfill WDFW’s legal obligations: Activities contributing to the food economy (licensing, managing, and enforcing/licensing commercial fisheries, grazing monitoring, fish screen for ag, fencing associated with grazing, personnel necessary to ensure payments to ag producers).
Blue Mountains Wildlife Area Complex

Asotin County
Anticipated Appointment Length – 4 Months
September 21st, 2020 – December 21st, 2020

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable recreational and commercial opportunities dependent on viable fish and wildlife populations. WDFW employees protect and restore critical habitat, strive to facilitate species recovery when necessary, and manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species.

The Wildlife Program, Lands Division within the Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill THREE full-time, non-permanent Natural Resource Worker 2 positions.

The Natural Resource Worker 2’s will perform land management and recreational site management activities/maintenance on the Blue Mountains Wildlife Area Complex.

We are seeking applicants with a passion and dedication to promote the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) conservation mission.

Strong candidates will have applied experience in habitat management, forestry, farming, weed control and equipment maintenance work.

Our ideal candidates will have a strong work ethic, the ability to follow written and verbal directions and can work independently in remote locations.



  • Performs technical duties to protect, maintain, and improve habitats, species, or recreational opportunities on the Wildlife Area.
  • Maintains facilities, equipment, and infrastructure.
  • Construct and maintain boundary stock fences on wildlife area lands to prevent livestock intrusion to agency lands.
  • Construct and maintain interior stock fences for livestock management.
  • Use ATVs, off-road vehicles, and hiking into extremely rugged terrain to construct and maintain fences
  • Write activity reports.


  • Work Setting, including hazards: Extremely rugged terrain, extreme heat and cold weather, rattlesnakes and fire hazards during fire season.  Must be able to hike in rugged terrain while carrying 50 lb. loads.  Must be able to lift 80 lbs.
  • Schedule: Monday – Thursday – 10-hours per day.
  • Travel Requirements: Up to 140 miles per day from Clarkston to wildlife area work sites.
  • Tools and Equipment: Hand pliers, 240 hp 4X4 tractors, chainsaws, rock drills, trimmers, welders, ATVs, bulldozers, mini-excavators, forklifts, heavy farm implements, irrigation equipment, 4X4 trucks, winches, etc.



  • High School Diploma/GED
  • ATV Safety Training Certification – Training is provided, must be completed within 2 weeks of hire.
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Natural Resource related labor experience.
  • Natural Resource Worker 1 Experience.
  • First Aid Training.
  • Experience building and maintaining fences.
  • Experience constructing all steel boundary stock fences including experience constructing and placing steel corner posts and stretch posts in extremely rugged terrain in rocky conditions.

Supplemental Information

Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.

In order to successfully apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted)
  • A current resume
  • Three professional references

The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe.  We are hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions.  Many of our staff are currently working from home; we have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field.  We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of professionalism, accountability, empathy, integrity, service, and respect.

Union WAFWP:

This position is in the bargaining unit represented by the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals and is subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals.

Veteran Preference Notice:

To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following:

  • Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to
  • Subject line should include recruitment number, position and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in

Military Spouse Preference Notice:

To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following:

  • Notify us of your military spouse status by email at 
  • Subject line should include recruitment number, position and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in
As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications.  Therefore; we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully.  All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity.  Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.  Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.